Dr. Crystal Burwell is a mental health counselor who specializes in treating young people suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. As a director of Newport Academy, a youth mental health clinic in Atlanta, Ga., Burwell focuses on systemic and environmental factors.
Previously, Burwell ran eating disorder programs as well as a substance abuse and mental health program for court-mandated clients in Georgia. A former athlete, she also works with sports psychology services.
Burwell has a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in counselor education with a focus on clinical mental health. Since 2013, she has partnered with the National Board for Certified Counselors to provide training for the Minority Fellowship Program, the goal of which is to increase diversity throughout the counseling profession.
Burwell has spoken to local radio and on podcasts about brain-based disorders, eating disorders in minority communities, and trauma bonds.
Director of Outpatient Services at Newport Academy
Expertise field: depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, youth mental health, substance abuse
Location: Atlanta, GA
Added January 2021.